Lecturer to speak on alchemy
CORVALLIS — Lawrence M. Principe of Johns Hopkins University will present a series of three public lectures at Oregon State University on “The Secrets of Alchemy.” The schedule is:
• 4 p.m. April 15 — “The Noble Art of Alchemy: Contents and Contexts,” Memorial Union Room 208.
• 4 p.m. April 17 — “The Place of Alchemy in Early Modern Culture and the History of Science,” Memorial Union Room 213.
• Noon April 18 — “The Transmutations of Chymistry: Products and Pathways,” Valley Library, East and West Willamette Industries Seminar Rooms.
Principe’s work has revived interest in the experimental methods and magical mysteries of alchemy in early modern Europe.